Human Resources Management and Development

Staff By Function

La Veda Howell
Executive Director of Human Resources
(ext. 9249, JH 108)

  • Organizational strategic direction
  • University-wide HRM&D initiatives
  • Ombudsperson/conflict resolution
  • Faculty relations
  • Organizational consulting
  • Employment litigation
  • Contract negotiations

Sherry Fiscus 
Administrative Specialist
(ext. 9609; JH 108)

  • Administrative secretary to Executive Director
  • Provide administrative support to Director of Compensation/Org Development, Director of Employment, Training & Development and Director of Employee Relations
  • Position Requests
  • Flowers for Life Events
  • Service Awards and Retirement Recognition Programs
  • Staff Expenses
  • Relocation
  • H-1B Visa & Permanent Residency RequestPosition requests

Anila Din
Director of Employee Relations
(ext. 6683, JH 144)

•  Employee relations
•  Conflict resolution and mediation
•  Performance Management
•  Employee off-boarding and exit interviews
•  Unemployment claims
•  ADA process management
•  Title IX investigator and advisor

Elaine Johnson
Director of Compensation Organizational Development
(ext. 9356, JH 108)

  • Position evaluation and classification
  • Compensation: salary ranges, salary surveys, salary inquires, salary equity reviews
  • HR policy development and handbook revisions
  • Policy Interpretation
  • Title X Investigator and advisor

Lisa Walton
Director of Employment, Training and Development
(ext. 9430, JH 144)

  • Management and staff development
  • Recruitment, search support & employment policy
  • Resource for development-related materials
  • Policy development and interpretation
  • Title IX investigator and advisor

Dawn Pruim
Director of Benefits & HRIS
(ext. 9044, JH 144)

  • Employee benefits programs, policy, compliance
  • Benefits audits
  • PeopleSoft, query and report requests
  • Survey data and reports (IPEDS, AACRAO, CUPA, etc.)
  • Vacation/time off information

Sherri Heidenreich
HR Assistant
(ext. 9355, JH 144)

•  Office receptionist
•  General HR questions
•  Basic benefit questions
•  Coordination of status forms for processing and new hire paperwork
•  Verbal employment verifications
•  New employee orientation scheduling
•  Exit interview scheduling
•  Resume processing
•  Tuition remission/exchange questions; sign off approval on forms
•  Appointment scheduling for HR Staff

Chandler Shambarger 
HRIS Specialist
(ext. 8163, JH 144)

  • Name/address and other personal data changes in PeopleSoft
  • Data entry for new hire, termination, and all employment status changes
  • Coordination of hiring/onboarding paperwork for faculty, staff, and students
  • Payroll entry of status forms
  • I-9 and E-Verify
  • Affiliate Requests
  • Provide reports to departments
  • Research pay issues
  • Payroll submission deadlines
  • Vacation/time off information and corrections
  • Any general HR question

Anita Watts
Benefits Administrator    
(ext. 6380, JH 144)

  • New faculty and staff  benefits orientation and enrollment
  • Benefit coverage & beneficiary changes
  • Insurance plan administration:
    • Medical, dental & vision
    • Life
    • Disability
    • EAP
    • Flexible spending 
  • FMLA administration
  • COBRA
  • Workers Compensation
  • Retirement plans (TIAA-CREF) 403(B)
  • Tuition remission/tuition exchange
  • Benefits exit interview
  • HR website changes and maintenance
  • Any general HR question

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Human Resources Management & Development

4600 Sunset Avenue
Jordan Hall, Room 144
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9355
(800) 368-6852 ext. 9355
HR Assistant: Sherri A. Heidenreich
sheidenr@butler.edu